60cm. Yeah. And I looked at that event and I looked at the information that was out at the time in 2005, six, seven, just as blogs were starting to kind of bow out. 58cm. That set up was amazing. But honestly the, the, the Rider-Waite makes such a larger difference than the gear you're carrying unless you're carrying like led spoons or something. Cutthroat Carbon Apex 1 – MSRP $2699 Cutthroat Carbon Frameset – MSRP $2199 Cutthroat Fork Aftermarket – MSRP $549 . How we test gear. Bicycling participates in various affiliate marketing programs, which means we may get paid commissions on editorially chosen products purchased through our links to retailer sites. There's that intersection of mountain and road going on that's interesting and exciting and it's fun for us to be a part of it as well. Automated transcription courtesy of The Gravel Ride Podcast (please excuses the errors). The 2020 Salsa Warbird Apex 1 build comes in either light blue or off white and gets a SRAM Apex 1x 42T x 11-42T drivetrain with TRP Spyre-C flat mount brakes and a WTB Serra/i23 wheelset. To your point about Bentonville, you know there's only certain number of lines that you can go down comfortably on some of those roads and being able to peek out and slam through some river beds and bigger sized rocks. Bike Owners Thoughts on the Salsa Cutthroat. And and then got to be part of the team when we launched the first gen cutthroat and now this one. So if you're, you know, a big off-road rider, rabbit cutthroat, it'll still work fine on the road, but it's not going to be the fastest thing on your group ride. And it's a lot of fun to ride that way and I hope to see more gravel bikes kind of come in to the ability to handle a suspension and suspension product for gravel in a lot of ways I would say for, you know, shorter events. I assume? The 2x Cutthroat ships with a 46/30-tooth chainrings. And that's ultimately where cut throat comes from, is looking at that experience and designing for that experience. I think we, you know, we've, we consider probably your best place to carry most of your gear is in the frame bag. The lightweight carbon frameset with Class 5™ VRS and endurance road geometry blends performance for spirited riding with comfort for long days in the saddle on any road surface—it’s our best bike for gravel and road riding. Yeah. I think it's interesting to see as what will happen in the next couple of years in the gravel scene as American domestic road racing. Yeah, I would tend to agree with that. I was a lead product manager on the new 20, 20 cutthroat. Reviews (0) Cutthroat Apex 1 combines the redesigned Cutthroat carbon frame and fork with the tried-and-true performance of SRAM’s Apex 1 drivetrain. Got ya. You know, there, there are I think roughly 30 to 40 miles of single track on that route. The power transfer is exceptional and the lightweight Warbird climbs like a champ, even when I piloted it up an interminable, vertical rocky chute with very tired legs. Could you describe the Warbird a little bit for us? I've led product development across our brands and I've led product in salsa full time for the last four years. With the 2020 Cutthroat model once again fitting squarely on the 'bikepacking' side of the gravel spectrum. 56cm. Salsa Cutthroat, Much More Than a Tour Divide Rig Words By Spencer Harding, bike photos by Spencer Harding, with action shots by Locke Hassett While I was able to finagle this incredibly snazzy bike solely for the purpose of reviewing a framebag on it, I figured why not squeeze a bike review out of it as well? How do I make this bike more capable of gravel? Helping with discovery is one of our biggest challenges here at the gravel ride. I came into the brand at the time when the first Cutthroat was being launched and had the opportunity to work on the second generation, which has been pretty cool. Yeah. But it'll be interesting to see how gravel evolves in the next couple of years. Why wouldn't I want to do that? I think it's going to be fascinating to see how gravel race organizers are able to keep it dirty, if you will. And appreciate that. You know, for us, this goes back to the original Fargo and designing that bike. pink, black, dark blue, light blue and white. The Class 5 VRS turns down the chatter, rumble, and off-road noise without sacrificing punch in the pedal stroke. All of this road drivetrain and Boost spacing has opened up the chainstays and fork for 29-inch tires up to a 2.4-inch width. And so I actually raised the tour divide in 2009 and was able to do that on the Fargo, which was really the predecessor to the cutthroat. Yeah, absolutely. I think the really the biggest place to start there is it actually uses mountain bike tires. No injuries have been reported. And he talks about how he's been on group rides with other riders in Emporia and they're on graveling and having to hold that, that line of the two track, and he'll ride up on the Ridge between the two track because he's got two on tires and a bike that's really incredibly stable. But if you look at the overall mileage, you know, roughly 30 to 40 miles of 2,750 miles is single track. But I do think, and I have seen over the last or years or so that people are embracing more and more mountain bike style bikes and mountain bike technologies on the gravel scene because they're, they're just seeing, they can simply go faster and be more comfortable. With the gear ratio range and load capacity for everything from Gravel rides to bike expeditions, this is an ultra-long distance bike that will take you further than you ever thought you could go. The Salsa Fargo Apex 1 is a burly steel frame gravel bike. Finally it seems SRAM have lost their dominance in the off-road 1x drivetrain market. You know, I'm not, I'll take a second to, you know, we recognize that you talked about road racers road riders coming off of a more traditional road bike where it's, it's quick, it's snappy, it's death. Salsa Cycles announces 2020 Cutthroat line Today Salsa introduces the all-new 2020 Cutthroat, the first redesign of its ground-breaking ultra-endurance model since its introduction in 2015. And I think I read that the bike is also suspension adjusted so you can put a suspension fork on there as well if that's your jam. You know, I think to echo your statement, there's a myriad of awesome options available to riders out there. The Salsa Cutthroat is also available as a … Were you on a rigid fork? It also is a fairly popular model amongst some gravel riders. So it's much more capable in that environment. 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